: La Rochelle
: St Malo
: A87 La Roche sur Yon junction
: Le Rocher
Car: not necessary
La Maison de Soleil is situated in Longeville-sur-Mer which boasts twice-weekly markets and a range of shops and restaurants. The south Vendee coast has many attractions ranging from walks, vineyards, chateaux, dedicated cycle tracks, museums, sea-life centres, not forgetting the all-important beaches and sea! Every summer there are numerous music festivals and watersport festivals.The Vendée has a microclimate which means that the area enjoys up to 2600 hours of sunshine a year. This is almost as many as the south of France and almost twice as many as London! Well-established as a tourist area you will find activities to suit all of the family. From a castle in Talmont-St-Hilaire and a tower in Moricq to a zoo in Les Sables d'Olonne there really is something for everyone. All towns have local produce markets, wonderful opportunities to try local specialities and soak up some of the friendly Vendéen atmosphere. The summer also sees the area hosting many music festivals and watersport.